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Assistant Professor Bacteriology/Microbiology

Madison, WI
Tenure Track Position in Bacteriology, University of Wisconsin-Madison. This is an academic (9 month) faculty position.

The Department of Bacteriology at the University of Wisconsin-Madison ( invites applications for a tenure-track Academic (9-month) faculty position at the Assistant Professor level. The department is seeking candidates whose research is at the forefront of any area of microbiology with an emphasis broadly on molecular mechanism in any domain of life. The successful candidate will be expected to develop a vigorous, extramurally-funded, independent program and to participate in the teaching mission of the Department. University and/or community service is also required as appropriate.

Applicants should have a PhD in microbiology, biochemistry, genetics, cell and molecular biology, or a related field, as well as at least 2 years of postdoctoral experience prior to starting the faculty position. A strong research background as well as experience in mentoring and teaching is expected.

Application Procedure:

Apply online at “Jobs at UW” (, under job number 99833. To begin the application process, please click on “Apply Now.”

Applicants should upload a single pdf that includes five items: a cover letter, curriculum vitae (CV), a statement of current and planned research (max 3 pages), a statement of teaching interests, and names and contact information for three individuals who will serve as references. Please also arrange to have your three referees submit their letters directly to by October 31, 2019.

To ensure full consideration, please apply by October 31, 2019. The position will remain open and applicants may be considered until the position is filled.

Applications must be submitted through our online UW Job Application system. Applications submitted outside of this system will not be considered.

NOTE: Unless confidentiality is requested in writing, the names of applicants must be released upon request. Finalists cannot be guaranteed confidentiality. In the case where there are fewer than five finalists, the names of the five most qualified candidates must be released upon request.

The University of Wisconsin is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer. The UW-Madison College of Agricultural & Life Sciences is committed to maintaining and growing a culture that embraces diversity, inclusion and equity, believing that these values are foundational elements of our excellence and fundamental components of a positive and enriching learning and working environment for all students, faculty and staff. UW-Madison is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer.


Degree and area of specialization:

Ph.D. in microbiology, biochemistry, genetics, cell and molecular biology, or related field.

Minimum number of years and type of relevant work experience:

At least 2 years of postdoctoral experience required prior to start of faculty position.